Agape Dental Clinic Millwoods now proudly offers HealthyStart!
Does your child exhibit symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing? Does he/she mouth breathe, snore or grind teeth?
Depending On The Age Of Your Child The System Uses a Series Of Appliances:
Ages 4 and Above: Children in this age group will start with the habit corrector. The habit corrector eliminates or improves current oral habits that can damage your child’s dental health. The habit-corrector is worn while sleeping, with a design similar to a pacifier. This step lasts about 2 years until permanent lower central incisors erupt.
Ages 6 and Above: Children in this age group will start with the habit corrector and after their specified treatment period (typically a 2-year period), will move onto an orthodontic appliance (if required).
Ages 12 and above: Children that have completed their treatment period using the habit corrector and require additional orthodontic treatment would begin Invisalign Teen and utilize the HealthyStart appliance to help with proper breathing, an expanded airway, and maintaining straight teeth.